Friday, 8 November 2013

Friday Finish: Modern Trees

I actually finished this quilt last week, with just a few hours to spare before I left town for the craft fair.

This is Christa's latest Quilt Along and the second one I've done.  But it definitely won't be the last :)  Once again, Christa has put together a QAL that is well planned out, clearly written with a generous timeframe.

The trees are made from fat quarters purchased at my local quilt shop.  Some are Riley Blake but I don't know which line.  The background is metallic trees on a white background from my local big box fabric store.  It's backed in a deep teal tone on tone reindeer print.

The binding is a scrappy collection of all the tree prints.  I used Ashley's no pin binding method for attaching and am sold!  No more pinning for this girl :)

I had a plan for quilting this before the top was finished.  I traced a tree outline once, followed it and then loosely followed that guideline, quilting lines about an inch apart.  Within the tree I quilted meandering loops to mimic Christmas lights.  Finished measurement: 40" x 50"

Linking up with Amanda for Friday Finishes


  1. Great job, Leigh Anne! Your modern trees quilt is beautiful! I love that scrappy binding. You chose some awesome prints for the trees and that backing is gorgeous!

  2. Looks great! What fun fabrics and colors!

  3. Wow it's fantastic! Way to finish! I'm so proud :-) Be sure to share in on my flickr group when you get a chance so everyone over there can see how awesome it is!!

  4. so cute, and great graphic appeal.
    LeeAnna Paylor